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Collines enneigées - Pastel sur papier sablé 9x12 po - Cantley Québec Canada

Snowy hills 2 – Pastel – 9×12 – Cantley Québec Canada

Collines enneigées - Pastel sur papier sablé 9x12 po - Cantley Québec Canada

The subject for that painting came after a couple inches of snow (again…) followed be a sunny day (at last…) Cantley in Québec is a region full of hills and forest. The town is litterally covered with woodland. Behind our place is such a rugged “boisé” filled with rocks and dead trees. From my kitchen window […]

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Why 500 pastels?

The seasoned oil painting artist only needs about twelve oil color tubes. Pastel painting needs a few hundred pastel sticks. A big difference! Why so few basic colors in oil painting? Because the artist can mix them to create any desired color. For example, blue with yellow give green. Red with blue give violet. I can’t create color in pastel, so the number of colors I can put on a pastel painting is equals to the number of different pastels stick I have. Ideally I would have an infinite number of those, but I only have about 500. Oh well…

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Study 5 – Pastel on sanded paper 7×9 in

Series of studies in pastel

Study 5 – Pastel on sanded paper 7×9 in

J’ai fait ces études au pastel inspiré par le travail d’Elizabeth Mowry. Pourquoi des études ? Pour apprendre une technique particulière, découvrir une nouvelle palette de couleurs et comprendre le travail d’un artiste admiré. Le procédé des études remontent à l’antiquité. Les maîtres donnaient des classes et les étudiants les copiaient pour perfectionner leur technique. […]

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Study 4 – Pastel on sanded paper 13×13 in

Why a study in painting?

Study 4 – Pastel on sanded paper 13×13 in

One of my last pastel painting. A 13 x 13 in in the style of Elizabeth Mowry, an outstanding americain pastelist. You can look at my other studies here. Why a study? To learn a specific technique, work with a different colour palette and understand the world of an admired artist. The process goes back to […]

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In the Hills 14 - Pastel on Sanded Paper 24x24in - Sold

Series of Works In the Hills

In the Hills 14 - Pastel on Sanded Paper 24x24in - Sold

Series of works about the hills of Outaouais (Collines de l’Outaouais), a region that encompasses seven municipalities in Outaouais, north of Ottawa (Canada). Of course, it’s my own personnal vision of the Collines. A lot of forest, a few corn fields here and there and full of hills, kind of mounds of not more than […]

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